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A group that first got going in 2004, Field Music are from Sunderland in the northeast of England. The band is made up of two key members, David and Peter Brewis, who are brothers. The rest of the lineup changes depending on whether the band is in studio mode or touring. Members of the ensemble for live performances include Andrew Lowther, Kev Dosdale and Liz Corney. Tom English of Maximo Park has also played with the band on numerous occasions in the past. Known for their rock sound, Field Music came about when David Brewis wanted to start a new project, having spent time in other bands such as The New Tellers and Electronic Eye Machine. A number of tracks that were originally written for these groups ended up being in early Field Music set lists. Brewis recruited his sibling, a musician who had – at one stage – played percussion for another Sunderland-based indie rock group, The Futureheads.
Field Music's career milestones
After playing a few gigs, the band got on with recording the tracks for what would be their debut album. This came out in 2005 and was self-titled. The following year, Field Music put out a single, “Write Your Own History”. In early 2007, an entirely new album appeared, made up of original songs that had not been performed by other acts before. Tones Of Town included songs such as “A House Is Not A Home”, “She Can Do What She Wants” and the album's opener, “Give It Lose It Take It”. Peter Richardson, Emma Fisk and Rachel Davis also made up a string trio that featured on a few of the songs.
Following Tones Of Town, Field Music went on a hiatus while David Brewis pursued some solo projects. In 2009, however, the brothers were back in the studio, working on their third album. A 20-song, double LP was the result; an album that was called Field Music (Measure). It was released via Memphis Industries in February 2010, on both sides of the Atlantic. The album rose to a high of 53 in the UK Album Charts. At the time, some music critics compared the band's developing sound to the likes of Prefab Sprout and Talking Heads.
“(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing” was the band's next release, a single made available for digital download. This was used to promote Plumb, the group's fourth studio album. This fared even better than previous releases, reaching number 49 in the charts. In 2016, Field Music returned with another hit album, which got to 36. Commontime included the widely praised “The Noisy Days Are Over”, which included elements of funk within the band's sound.
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